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Old 05-30-11, 10:40 AM
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Top ten animated shows of all-time?

1.) The Herculoids(coming soon to dvd)
2.)Space Ghost(60s)
3.)Jonny Quest(60s)
4.)Birdman(60s)
5.)Spider-man(1967)
6.)Batman TAS
7.)X-Men(90s)
8.)Spider-man(90s)
9.)Woody Woodpecker Show(50s)
10.)Challenge of the Superfriends
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

I have a feeling a lot of the shows I watched as a kid wouldn't hold up when viewed years later as an adult (He-Man, Thundercats, etc.). Looney Tunes would, but the classics were originally theatrical shorts, so I'd eliminate it on a technicality.

Off the top of my head (and not a full ten):

The Simpsons
Futurama
King of the Hill
South Park
The Tick
Family Guy
Rocky & Bullwinkle
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

Lists are always subjective, so you're entitled to your opinion, but while I liked them as a kid I'd hardly consider The Herculoids or Space Ghost as among the top ten animated shows of all time.

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Anyway, here's my list, in no particular order. I'm basing it on quality, re-playability, and impact.

The Simpsons
Looney Tunes
Cowboy Bebop
King Of The Hill
Batman: The Animated Series
Futurama
South Park
The Flintstones
Home Movies
The Rocky And Bullwinkle Show

(And while I know Looney Tunes wasn't technically a show, I'm counting it since lots of us grew up watching this as a television show)
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

IMHO

1. Serial Experiments Lain
2. Cowboy Bebop
3. The Maxx
4. Animaniacs
5. Rocky & Bullwinkle
6. The Simpsons
7. Daria
8. Aeon Flux
9. Boogiepop Phantom
10. Futurama
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

1. DuckTales
2. Looney Tunes (even thought it's a cheat)

That's it.
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

In no particular order:
Futurama
Batman The Animated Series
Aeon Flux
Animaniacs
Tiny Toon Adventures
Space Ghost Coast To Coast
The Brak Show
Darkwing Duck
Duckman
The Tick
Old 05-30-11, 02:58 PM
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

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The Simpsons
Home Movies
South Park
Cowboy Bebop

... I know there are more but I'm blanking.
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

Originally Posted by Suprmallet View Post
In no particular order:
Futurama
Batman The Animated Series
Aeon Flux
Animaniacs
Tiny Toon Adventures
Space Ghost Coast To Coast
The Brak Show
Darkwing Duck
Duckman
The Tick
No love for Tale Spin?
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

I always thought Tale Spin was a step down from Duck Tales, which was a step down from Darkwing Duck.
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Venture Bros!!
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

Does 10 great animated shows even exist?
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

Except for my list, I see no love for Alex Toth,so far.
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

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Except for my list, I see no love for Alex Toth,so far.
Because if you're limiting these to the Top 10 Animated Shows of All-Time, I don't think his shows are up to snuff. And even if you are going to include him, I don't think he deserves to have three shows on the list.

His shows have some great animation and fun voice acting to be sure, but most other shows on people's lists also have those things. His shows are enjoyable, but they all follow the same format and structure and can get a little repetitive. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy them, but they're not shows I could watch over and over again and enjoy just as much the first time as the last time. They aren't that nuanced, the characters don't really progress, and there isn't a lot there. The shows are charming as nostalgia and definitely had an impact on animated television, but I just don't think they're as good as a whole as most of the other shows people have listed.

And again, including one on the list of 10 might make sense to me; including 3 doesn't make sense at all since Birdman, Space Ghost, and Herculoids are basically all the same show. Not to mention Johnny Quest (which you also included on your list) was far more ground-breaking than those three and usually had better plots as well.

Again, just my two cents. You're entitled to think what you want. I'm just offering a reason why he isn't represented on people's lists.

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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

Originally Posted by kstublen View Post
Because if you're limiting these to the Top 10 Animated Shows of All-Time, I don't think his shows are up to snuff. And even if you are going to include him, I don't think he deserves to have three shows on the list.

His shows have some great animation and fun voice acting to be sure, but most other shows on people's lists also have those things. His shows are enjoyable, but they all follow the same format and structure and can get a little repetitive. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy them, but they're not shows I could watch over and over again and enjoy just as much the first time as the last time. They aren't that nuanced, the characters don't really progress, and there isn't a lot there. The shows are charming as nostalgia and definitely had an impact on animated television, but I just don't think they're as good as a whole as most of the other shows people have listed.

And again, including one on the list of 10 might make sense to me; including 3 doesn't make sense at all since Birdman, Space Ghost, and Herculoids are basically all the same show. Not to mention Johnny Quest (which you also included on your list) was far more ground-breaking than those three and usually had better plots as well.

Again, just my two cents. You're entitled to think what you want. I'm just offering a reason why he isn't represented on people's lists.

Because if you're limiting it to 10 animated shows, I don't think his are up to snuff. While the shows were certainly ground-breaking and are enjoyable, they all follow the same basic format and structure and can get a little repetitive. The animation is great and the voice-acting is fun, but the plots just get pretty boring after a while, and again, the shows are all basically the same. I can see maybe including one of his shows in a Top 10 List, but definitely not three. Again, this is my own personal opinion.
This was a little awkward, its like you repeated yourself a bunch of times

As for me, I'm only 28 so its hard for me to judge the top 10 of all time since i'm skewed towards whatever aired during the 80's and 90's. I never cared for stuff like Jetsons or Flintstones.

My own personal favorite however, in no particular order -

The Simpsons
South Park
Duck Tales
Muppet Babies
Transformers
Batman The Animated Series
Justice League / Unlimited
Tiny Toons
Animaniacs
Dragonball Z

Archer, is quickly going to bump one of these.
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

Thanks for pointing that out, lol. I typed out the lower portion, didn't like how it sounded, and then re-worded it; surprised I forgot to delete it.
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

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I always thought Tale Spin was a step down from Duck Tales, which was a step down from Darkwing Duck.
Does not compute.

DuckTales: 1987-1990
Darkwing Duck: 1991-1997

Hell, Wiki even says DD is a spin-off of DuckTales.
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

I thought he meant step down in quality.
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

Kind of off the top of my head...

1. Looney Tunes
2. The Simpsons
3. Rocky & Bullwinkle
4. Futurama
5. Aqua Teen Hunger Force
6. Liquid Television
7. Pirates of Dark Water
8. Tom & Jerry
9. Ren & Stimpy
10. The Angry Beavers
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

1)The Real Ghostbusters
2)Transformers
3)Ducktales
4)Sailor Moon
5)The Adventures of Winnie The Pooh
6)Ghost In The Shell SAC
7)Fleischer Superman
8)The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat
9)Muppet Babies
10)Batman The Animated Series
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

1. The Critic
2. The Boondocks
3. Futurama
4.Moral Orel
5.The Simpsons(The awfulness of the last dozen years drags it down)
6.King Of The Hill
7.Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
8.South Park
9.Sealab 2021
10.Pinky And The Brain
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How can you all not include The Flintstones?
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

I'm not sure what my top 10 is, but The Critic is definitely at the top. It might even be one of my favorite shows ever. I drop random quotes from it like other people do The Simpsons. When I was in class a couple years ago and said "Hachi Machi!" One person immediately got it, and I knew he'd be my friend.
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

Any list that doesn't have Avatar: The Last Airbender on it is a list from someone who never saw Avatar: The Last Airbender.
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

1. Starblazers (shocked no one else has mentioned this yet)
2. Transformers (original run)
3. South Park
4. Futurama

/end thread.
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Re: Top ten animated shows of all-time?

01. Beavis & Butt-head

Animaniacs
The Critic
Doug
King of the Hill
Ren & Stimpy
The Simpsons
South Park
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)
X-Men (The Animated Series)

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